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post #421 of 456
I haven't seen anyone mention the DVDs that Carrie of Carries Cakes made. She's the TLC cake designer that provocraft used to promote the Cricut Cake. The DVDs have three TLC cake designers, including herself, taking you through using the Cricut Cake step by step. They give some great tips and even point out some trouble shooting tips. They do "plug" some provocraft items and some of their own that they sell on their websites, but still they are very informative. Just thought I'd point out another helpful tool to those of you still struggling.

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post #422 of 456
First of all I saw my local hobby lobby has the cricut cake for 199.00 what a deal.. they have frosting sheets etc for like 8.00 a package but are down to a few.

I downloaded a trial of scal and i see that i have to have a certain file type.. Can someone please please share with me how I go about finding those types of files onlline.. I am looking for a zebra print for my daughters personal graduation cake..

Thanks Staci
post #423 of 456
Carrie isn't near as good as Linda McClure. Linda invented the method and taught Carrie icon_smile.gif
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post #424 of 456
Thanks for all this information!!!
post #425 of 456
I just ordered a Cricut (very excited, but nervous bc I'm investing allot and want to be sure I made a good decision in buying one) and I'd love to save this thread so that I can refer back to it, but I don't know how to do that. Would someone please explain to me how to save this? THANKS!
post #426 of 456
At the bottom of the discussion (beneath the 'new topic', 'post reply', 'print topic' buttons), theres a text to 'Watch topic for replies'. Just click on it to save the thread.
post #427 of 456
I have a Cricut Cake and LOVE IT! ...BUT after Provocraft sued the makers of Make the Cut and Sure Cuts A Lot, I am slightly angry at the company. I have cartridges and use them periodically, but not everything I want to cut is on a cartridge. That's where MTC has come in. MTC recently settled with PC and are no longer selling copies of their program with functionality to cut with the Cricut Machines. PC recently filed a suit against SCAL for similar reasons and the theory is that they, too, will settle and discontinue selling programs compatible with PC products.
That being said, I already own MTC and will sacrifice new cartridges and updates to my Cricut machines and MTC itself and continue to have the ability to cut.
Someone asked where to find files to cut with the 3rd party programs and a website called letteringdelights.com now sells SVGs, the file that is directly usable with the program, however, these are copyrighted, and can't be used for things you sell...unless you buy the commercial license. (I'm not sure they have these for SVGs yet.)
You can also google images and once you find one that is not copyrighted, you can "Pixel trace" it into your program to cut.
You can, however, easily create any file you want from scratch with MTC or SCAL. I have even drawn things in Paint and "pixel traced" them into MTC to make a cut file.
post #428 of 456
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Originally Posted by sweets4you

At the bottom of the discussion (beneath the 'new topic', 'post reply', 'print topic' buttons), theres a text to 'Watch topic for replies'. Just click on it to save the thread.



THANK YOU!! icon_smile.gif
post #429 of 456
So- I went to the MTC site- and it says they no longer support Cricut- I'm about to purchase one a cricuit- is there another product like MTC that will work with it, or should MTC still work?
post #430 of 456
ProvoCraft is going after all the software companies. I suggest getting the silhouette from Linda McLure. It will work with Make The Cut and comes with a special blade for gumpaste/fondant and a CD of patterns. It's a great machine and you don't have to buy expensive cartridges.
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post #431 of 456
Sorry I asked! If I had clicked back one more page I'd have seen the discussion on the MTC. I was able to get the circut cake (nib) with 2 extra cartridges, 2 extra cutting mats, the tool kit and 3 sets of the sheets for $240 from Hobby Lobby - they were closing this out!

Now I'm kinda having a smidge remorse! At the moment, I won't open it. I'm hoping I didn't make a mistake and buy the wrong thing!
post #432 of 456
You'll be limited as to what you can cut as you'll only be able to use the cricut cartridges.
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
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post #433 of 456
Thanks for the great tips!
post #434 of 456
Eureka! First attempt (first one I kept anyway) this was pretty tricky as the font was very narrow. So first night of using it, but about the 10th cut.

I live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, warm climate, high humidity, and found I didn't need to freeze the fondant prior to using. I did let it sit for about 10-15 mins on the counter to harden a little though.

Cut on the Cricut Cake Mini, high pressure, medium speed, tylose mixed in. Bit rough around the edges, I did clean this up afterwards with a paintbrush.

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post #435 of 456
Wow, thanks for all the tips! I got the cricut for my birthday so I am looking forward to actually getting to play with it soon icon_smile.gif

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